SOCIETY NEWS: MY BOOK PARTY

FAMISHED BY HEATHER KING

Yesterday I visited Rancho Mirage‘s Sunnylands: the Gardens [pix to follow], Visitor Center and Estate of the late billionaire power philanthropist couple Walter and Leonore (Lee to her friends) Annenberg. The Annenbergs were globally known super-hosts and I had many thoughts as we were led through the Hollywood Regency-decorated, golf-course surrounded, cotton-candy pink and mint […]

THIS, THAT, AND ROSES

ROSES

LA’s winter rains have brought a bounty of spring flowers. Pasadena is known for its roses to begin with, but they are outdoing themselves this year. You’ll be driving along and see them cascading off walls, around fountains, over fences. This “nothing special” stand, trellised along an ordinary office building, capture some of the there-for-the-taking […]

MONTECITO’S CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL RENEWAL

MONTECITO

The Center for Spiritual Renewal in Montecito is part of the compound on El Bosque Road that includes the adjacent and commonly-owned non-profit retreat center, La Casa de Maria. El Bosque means “woodlands” and the 26-acre grounds are studded with towering live oaks and other gorgeous old-growth trees. Footpaths meander through citrus orchards, an organic […]